When a railroad worker in Connecticut suffers injury or illness on the job, he or she is sometimes able to return to the workplace after recuperating. During the period of recovery, it is often possible to obtain railroad disability benefits. These temporary benefits are meant to help workers make ends meet during time off while they're unable to carry out their duties on the job.
For various reasons, railroad work ranks high on lists of most dangerous jobs in the nation. It's no secret that traveling down railroad tracks at high speeds on a moving locomotive leaves room for any number of tragedies to occur at any time. However, even if you don't work directly on a train (perhaps your railroad job is behind a desk), there may be danger lurking in your workplace of which you're unaware.
Whether you work on a Connecticut railroad as an engineer, conductor or lineman, or you have clerical position in an office, any number of problems may arise that render you incapable of carrying out your workplace duties. For instance, you may suffer an illness or injury on the job. Sometimes pregnancy complications or other health conditions can cause temporary disability among workers. Railroad disability benefits are meant to provide financial supplement to workers in such circumstances.
News stories over the past few years have often included horrific details of train accidents in various parts of the United States. Many such accidents involve passengers and/or pedestrians; others involve workers themselves. If a recovering injured railroad worker in Connecticut is unable to return to his or her particular workplace duties, he or she may be able to claim railroad disability benefits to help make ends meet in the meantime.